Sep 19, 2010 10:00pm EDT
dead. but there are questions about how he died. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. police were called out three times to break up a domestic dispute at a home and on the fourth call they were forced to shoot an armed man with a rifle. >> frederick police are still in the process trying to figure out exactly what took place this morning. they say they were responding to that same home for the third time. that's when a man was spotted with a rifle. soon after there was gunfire and one man was dead. frederick police say it was a busy night for them when it came to the 200 block of market street. three times they were called to the same home to break up disputes. >> there were three calls, i believe, not in rapid succession, but within a fairly close proximity timewise. >> reporter: the third response happened just before 6 a.m. when officers got there, they found an injured woman and a man not too far away in this parking area. neighbors pointed the area out to us and we found crime scene tape here as well. here's what police say happened next. >> they were trying to approach him
Sep 26, 2010 10:00pm EDT
by a car, the driver nowhere to be found. good evening, i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas of the the hunt is on now at carol avenue in silver spring. tonight we learned what the victim was doing when the car hit her and then took off. matt aklin joins us live. >> reporter: we took the family members off the camera who had just visited her in the hospital. they say she did not look good. doctors are not sure if she will recover. 24-year-old daniela was born in guatemala. most recently she lived and worked about a block from where she was hit around 8:00 saturday night. she was struck a few feet away from her boyfriend's home. >> i heard a thump. it sounded like a car hit another car. >> montgomery county police are doing all they can to find the driver of what they believe was a small dark sedan, possibly a honda. they say the force of the impact caused some damage and even a piece of evidence was left behind. >> it did leave the right-hand side exterior passenger mirror on the scene after it struck her. >> neighbors say this narrow stretch of carol avenue can be hazardous.
Sep 10, 2010 10:00pm EDT
-- to educate drivers about the potentially deadly consequences. fox 5's maureen umeh has the details. >> reporter: you've seen it, maybe even done it yourself. >> probably talking on the phone is probably the biggest thing. >> reporter: but there's also texting, eating, putting on makeup or sometimes worse all while driving. >> i admit once in a while i've looked at my e-mail at a light and all of a sudden the light changes and you're not going and backing up traffic. it's a problem. >> reporter: distractions that pose a danger on the roadways and fairfax county police are cracking down. >> it's really gotten to be an epidemic and it's very dangerous. that is the message we are really trying to drive home that even though it's not illegal to do some of these activities, it's causing a probable. >> reporter: a recent study by the virginia tech transportation institute shows nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver in attention due to distraction. >> i say the most important thing about driving is alertness. it's not so much ability but alertness. >> reporte
Sep 16, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to an emergency call on marlboro pike. fox 5's maureen umeh is here now with the story. >> the horrific crash was captured on the ambulance's event recording camera. it will be crucial to authorities figuring out what happened. it has not been made public, but we are hearing details. an suv mangled beyond recognition, an ambulance sheared apart from the force of the crash, the aftermath of an accident that happened after midnight thursday on marlboro pike in district heights. all three men inside the suv died. 35-year-old tony burney was a passenger. >> real good guy. >> reporter: the other two victims were uncle and nephew, 22-year-old andre watley was deaf and was about to begin school at galladette university. >> very intelligent bright happy child. everyone loved him. >> reporter: emmanuel jones, andre's uncle, was driving. >> they were best friends. >> reporter: a camera like this one inside the ambulance recorded the fast moving suv apparently crossing the double yellow line into the path of the ambulance. public information officer mark brady saw the tape. >> you can see in the distanc